Need to download a YouTube video? We can show you how to do it in just a few steps.
Learn how to download YouTube videos here. This method uses a desktop app called 4K Video Downloader.
Step 1: Download the 4K Video Downloader app
Visit the 4K Video Downloader official website and click the Get 4K Video Downloader button to download it. Run the downloaded installer to install the app on your computer.
If you don't have a 4K display, don't be put off by the name. This is one of the most versatile and user-friendly download tools on the market. It works with all of your files, regardless of the screen resolution of your computer. The free version of this software offers the possibility to download individual videos with customizable qualities up to 4K, supports 3D and 360-degree videos, can download subtitles and can even do this via embedded links.
There is a paid version priced at $ 15, but the free version is enough to download a simple YouTube video.
Step 2: Copy the URL of the YouTube video
The next step is the easiest: just go to the YouTube video you want to download and copy the URL from the address bar at the top of your browser window. When the URL is locked and loaded on your clipboard, you can close the video window or tab.
Step 3: Paste the URL
Open the 4K Video Downloader application you just installed. You do not have to insert the URL manually. Just click the "Insert Link" button in the top left corner of the menu bar. The software retrieves the URL from your computer's clipboard.
Step 4: download your video
Once the video review is complete, you'll get a number of options for video quality, formats, and conversions. You can also customize the download location of the video. The application then creates a folder that contains all the downloaded videos. Note that the video captured by the software is based on your IP address and not on the URL you entered. As a result, VPN users may need to change their location to download the correct version.
Simply click the Download button after selecting the options you want. A progress page will appear, showing the download size, download speed, and estimated time remaining. You can stop or cancel the download at any time. After the download is complete, select your video from the window. A vertical three-dot icon should appear on the right side of the window. Click this icon and a menu should appear. From this menu, select the Show in folder option to find out where the new video was saved on your computer.
Once you get the hang of it, 4K Video Downloader can be configured to download videos automatically or with a single click in subscription or smart mode.